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Colonnade, Bexhill seafront - copyright T Lindfield/B Storkey

Bexhill-on-Sea Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

Bexhill-on-Sea - A Timeless Edwardian Seaside Town!

This elegant resort is the birthplace of British motor racing.

It was the 8th Earl De La Warr who secured Bexhill-on-Sea's place in history by hosting Britain's first automobile races on 19 May 1902. The event attracted international attention and was part of a campaign to promote Bexhill-on-Sea as a fashionable new resort. The race used the Bicycle Boulevard, which the Earl had built along De La Warr Parade in 1896 and the event was run along a one kilometre track with a flying start from the top of Galley Hill.

Bexhill-on-Sea is home to the De La Warr Pavilion, one of the UK’s finest examples of modernist architecture and now a major arts centre and also has a two mile stretch of level promenade and beach to enjoy. Bexhill Museum is housed in a distinctive building which combines a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension. It offers local history, archaeology, fashion and Bexhill's motor heritage collections.

The Colonnade is just one of several fascinating architectural features along the seafront and promenade. You will also see elegant Victorian, Edwardian and Art deco buildings.

West Parade is Next Wave; a revamped and modernised promenade. Enjoy the play areas, landscaped gardens all with a seaside theme.

There's lots of seating, competition winning shelters, views to relax and revive and, free parking. By the Colonnade, there is a spectacular water feature.

Bexhill-on-Sea beach has beach huts to hire, rock pools to explore and the sea is safe for many water and windsports - sailing, rowing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and angling. Bexhill Sailing Club has a full programme of racing each weekend throughout March to November and members of the local Rowing Club can often be seen on the sea.

The picturesque, tranquil Bexhill Old Town is set inland above the town centre with antique shops and charming architecture. Enjoy the classic Georgian buildings, 16th century cottages and the Parish Church of St Peter with its 8th century reliquary stone and the peaceful Manor Gardens.

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